Alerts

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Current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Remains Effective After March 31, 2016
Until further notice, employers should continue using Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
Federal Register Comment Period for Revised Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
On March 31, 2016, USCIS published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on a revised version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
Civics Test Answer Updates
As you study for the U.S. history and government (civics) test, make sure that you know the most current answers to these questions.
Potomac Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases
On March 28, 2016, the Lockbox began sending certain cases to the Potomac Service Center. This includes all newly filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, applications filed by F-1 and M-1 students seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center
USCIS recently began transferring certain casework from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the California Service Center (CSC) to balance workloads and decrease processing times.
Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the Nebraska Service Center
USCIS recently began transferring certain casework from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) to balance workloads and decrease processing times.
USCIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Changes to Form I-9
On March 28, 2016, USCIS published a 30-day notice in the Federal Register (FR) inviting public comment on proposed changes to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2016
USCIS has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.
Potomac Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases
On March 1, USCIS began transferring certain cases to the Potomac Service Center (PSC) from other service centers to balance workloads.
Texas Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases
USCIS recently began transferring certain cases from the Vermont Service Center to the Texas Service Center to balance workloads. The affected casework includes Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

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